A Waco, Texas pastor is making waves for giving a fiery speech about the women in his flock. Pastor A.J. Aamir has grown wary of looking out over his congregation at Resurrecting Faith Church and seeing a sea of Yaki hair weave.
“Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I’m saying,” Pastor A.J. Aamir told AmericaPreachers.com.
Pastor Aamir isn’t the only one who thinks hair weave is associated with black women who have low self-esteem because they can’t grow hair like other races. But it is probably the first time that a notable preacher has spoken publicly about the “false image” of wearing hair weaves.
Aamir, 39, told AmericaPreachers.com that he was raised in a strict household by his parents, who are members of the Islamic faith. Women in the Islamic faith usually wear their hair covered by a veil.
Aamir said he “highly disapproves” of women wearing weave in his church, where the average age of the congregation is 22.
“Long hair don’t care. What kind of mess is that? I don’t want my members so focused on what’s on their heads and not IN their heads” he told AmericaPreachers.com.
“I lead a church where our members are struggling financially. I mean really struggling. “Yet, a 26-year-old mother in my church has a $300 weave on her head. NO. I will not be quiet about this.”
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